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From the Unity of Italians to the Unity of Italics: the Languages of Italicity around the World

The Center for Italian Studies at theUniversity of Pennsylvania and the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia present

From the Unity of Italians to the Unity of Italics: the Languages of Italicity around the World

15-16 April 2011

 

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15 APRIL 2011. University of Pennsylvania

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 South 36th Street

09:00-9:30       Opening Ceremony –

                        Luigi Scotto, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia

Francesco Maria Talò,Consul General of Italy in New York

Alberto Manai,Director of the Italian Cultural Institute,DC Fabio Finotti, Director of the Center for Italian Studies

Gabriella Romani,Presider – Seton Hall University

09:30-10:30     Plenary Session. Keynote Address: Piero Bassetti,“Italic Unity: How to Make it Happen?”

10:30-11:00    Plenary Session. Fabio Finotti,“The Italics: Italy’s Past and Future”

11:00-11:30     Plenary Session: Maddalena Tirabassi,“Regionalismo e identità glocal nelle migrazioni italiane dal 1911 agli anni Trenta”

11:30-12:00     Plenary Session: Richard Juliani, “Searching for Tomorrow: Immigrant Identity and Community Formation”

11:45-13:30     Lunch Break

Jonathan Steinberg, Presider – University of Pennsylvania

13:30-14:15     Plenary Session. Remigio Ratti, “Italicity in Switzerland: An Interesting Laboratory on Glocalistic Perspectives”

14:15-15:00     Plenary Session: Oscar Mazzoleni, “Le istituzioni politiche nazionali di fronte alle diversità culturali e linguistiche: il caso della Svizzera italiana dal XX secolo ad oggi”

15:00-15:45     Plenary Session. Herman Haller, “Autobiografie linguistiche italoamericane: identità in trasformazione”

15:45-16:00     Coffee break

16:00-16:45     Parallel Sessions

16:45-17:30    Parallel Sessions

18:30-19:30     Opening reception at Consulate General of Italy – Award ceremony for undergraduate competition in celebration of the Italian Risorgimento

 

16 APRIL 2011. University of Pennsylvania

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 South 36th Street

08:30-09:00     Breakfast

Marcella Devoto, Presider – University of Pennsylvania

09:00-09:45     Plenary Session: Jonathan Steinberg, “The Most Poetic Fact of the Century: Giuseppe Cesare Abba’s Da Quarto al Volturno

09:45-10:30     Plenary Session. Niccolò D’Aquino, “I media italici”

10:30-11:15     Plenary Session: “Italian and Italic Culture” (video presentations)

Tatiana Crivelli, “Cultura in transito”

Carlo Petrini, “Gli italici e la cultura del cibo”

11:15-12:00     Parallel Sessions

12:00-14:00     Lunch

Anna De Fina, Presider – Georgetown University

14:00-15:30     Plenary Panel: “Language and Identity”

Anna De Fina,Moderator

Elena Benelli– “Italy through the Eyes of the Other: How Italian Migrant Literature Challenges Italian Identity”

Anna De Fina– “Lost tongues, lost identities? Italian Americans and the Heritage Language”

Valentina Pagliai– “Language and Italian American Identities in Los Angeles”

Sabina Perrino– “Oral Narratives about Immigrants in Veneto”

 

15:30-16:15     Plenary Session: E. Ann Matter

“The Poetics of Dialetto – Dario Fo’s Ho visto un re

16:15-16:30    Coffee break

16:30-17:15     Plenary Session: Lina Insana, “Pittsburgh’s La Trinacria 1917-1925: the ‘Colonial’ Press and an Emerging Imagined Community”

17:15-18:00     Plenary Session: Dilys Blum, “Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion”

18:00:18:30     Closing Remarks

20:30               Gala Dinner at La Fontana della Città - by invitation or registration only

 

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